This post, for those who have come in cold to this, is a continuation of a reply in this thread. I hope I’ve picked the correct subforum for this.
It seems to me as of late that a lot of the posts that are going on Featured Row are questionable. I’m noticing lately many posts that gain the “honor” are created for the most part in other software and only rendered in Blender.
The post that inspired this post was simply a re-texturing of a scanned 3D model.
I ask you, what criteria is being used to decide what is displayed in Featured Row? Is it only necessary to have the smell of Blender on the project involved? Do you think it’s legitimate to feature projects using other software to model/sculpt a model, then use yet another software to create materials* only to render the imported model in Blender? Is it ok to use a non-original asset taken from somewhere else, re-texture it with no other modification and have it considered for Featured Row? I’d find it a hair insulting if that’s all it takes…if I had any skin in the game. I don’t post my work; I send my work to my clients.
This was @bartv’s reply to my post. My reply got flagged as off-topic but here it is appropriate:
@bartv, c’mon. “…a careful voting process”? What does it entail exactly? I know you don’t have to justify anything to anyone, being the admin of this site, but at least you could post a rebuttal a little more than “not my fault.”
Blenderartist.org members, what do you think? Is this site Blender-specific or not? Do you feel it’s ok to be a general 3D site/forum or not? PEACE, EVERYBODY.
*And before anyone grabs this bone and runs with it, I don’t mean using image editors for creating image textures, I mean using other procedural texture apps such as Substance Painter.